[clug] Looking to buy a GPS

Sakari Mattila smattila at tpg.com.au
Mon Aug 27 13:06:00 GMT 2007

There is a match-box size Nokia GPS receiver with Bluetooth
connectivity to either a hand-held Nokia 770 (Linux) or S60-3 
(Symbian) phone. All this works without GSM or Internet connectivity. 
The receiver has got AAA battery and runs days, but  Nokia 770
has a small battery and only runs about four hours.  The
GPS received is only a receiver, no maps there. I suppose
it sends NMEA messages over Bluetooth to what ever gadget
wants to communicate with it.  My son has got these and it
worked well in Finland and France, most likely in Australia, too.
Sorry not remembering the GPS things type number, but it
is very accurate when kept top side up and works even in a 
pocket with less accuracy.


> Message: 6
> Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 17:51:12 +1000
> From: Alex Satrapa <grail at goldweb.com.au>
> Subject: Re: [clug] Looking to buy a GPS
> To: CLUG List <linux at lists.samba.org>
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> On 27/08/2007, at 16:30 , michael.ross at atice.org wrote:
> > Are you in the market for a new mobile? The Nokia N95 and 6110 both  
> > come
> > with an inbuild GPS unit + mapping software.
> Pardon me if I'm muddying the waters - but is this actually a stand- 
> alone GPS, or is it one which relies on the GPS calculations being  
> done by servers on the mobile phone network?
> I know that many "GPS phones" have the receiver in the handset, but  
> offload the rest of the functionality to services on the network  
> (doing the position calculation and preparing the map images). It  
> would be a shame to buy a nifty new GPS phone, get lost in the bush,  
> and pull out your phone to find out where you are, only to discover  
> that the GPS only works when you have 3+ bars coverage...
> Alex

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